I asked people on Facebook who their favorite teacher was.
It was a fun question, because it brought back great memories for a lot of people. And they weren’t shy about telling everyone.
Take a look at some of the answers I got.
My 5th grade teacher Ms. Eckman. She was tough and had high expectations. She had total control of the classroom and even though she wasn’t the nicest teacher when in her class, many of her former students came to appreciate how much she invested in us in our later years and visited her. It was then we realized just how much she loved us and how kind she was.
Mrs. Misehiemer She took time out with me when I didn’t understand and realized that I needed special help.
I loved Mr. Marola. I struggled so much with math and he took the time to help me.
Mrs Venturi, my sixth grade science teacher. She had my back from day one. She was my advocate, biggest supporter and friend. She was even at my wedding. The world lost a beautiful person when she passed away.
So so many, but Mrs. Ozga shaped my future for sure.
Mr. Bund was my favorite teacher. After some rough years in elementary school when I felt like an outcast, he made me feel smart, relevant and welcome. Thank you, sir!
Mrs. Luximon my teacher for Hinduism. She was very kind and I loved her technique of inclusion of each classmate. 20 years later and I still carry wonderful memories of my two years of schooling with her. There was also Mrs. Roy for French Literature. She was the only one who honoured and helped refine my analytical skills thereby developing my passion for languages and at a later stage the career I would embrace in Psychology … In that sense I must also make a special mention of my own father who was a Mathematics teacher that made the subject simply magical under his explanations.
I had a couple that believed in me, I’ve also had my fair share of ones that told me I would never amount to anything. It’s funny, as an adult, how certain things stick in your head, I distinctly remember the ones that meant a lot and those that tried to push me down.
Mrs. Hyde & Mr. Higgins. Both had really high expectations of me. Made me push myself to be a better student and woman!
Mrs. Owens, second grade teacher. She allowed me to take on projects that were appropriate for my level of capability. She was so encouraging and affirming. Would always hug me. I needed that emotional interaction. It meant the world to me. I wasn’t feeling so loved at that time in my life.
Mr Lysek. He was hard on us and wanted us to learn to want more from ourselves.
Mrs Yuhas my English teacher in 8th she told me “Your first thought is always your best” I have found that to be true.
So who was your favorite teacher?